Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP), Tumor Marker (Monoclonal), Serum

Useful For: Elevation of serum AFP above values found in healthy individuals occurs in several malignant diseases, most notably nonseminomatous testicular cancer and primary hepatocellular carcinoma. AFP is not recommended as a screening procedure to detect cancer in the general population.

Methodology: Immunoassay

Specimen Requirements:
1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST soon after clotting. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

Analytical Time:
2 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Information:
82105 –